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Basil-Did You Know?

BasilDid you know basil is helpful for addiction recovery? It gives hope, and confidence to the tired soul. Basil is the essential oil of renewal, and supports those who are under a great deal of mental strain. Basil oil may strengthen the adrenals, and restore the body to its natural rhythms of sleep, activity, and rest. Basil in summary strongly implies to help those who are tired in mind, body, and for those in need of strength, and renewal.

Basil is contained in Hildegard’s Medicine Book. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was known as the first herbalist and naturopath of the middle ages. Her book documented over 12,000 remedies for symptoms and diseases. Some documented basil benefits, and uses are migraines, insect bites, throat/lung infections, mental fatigue, menstrual periods (scanty), hair (dandruff), aches and pains, insomnia, depression, anxiety, bronchitis, insect repellant (housefly and mosquito) and bites. Basil is amazing.

In Romania there is an old custom that if a boy accepts a sprig of basil from a girl, he is engaged to marry her. It is also tradition that basil was found growing around the tomb of Jesus. In medieval times it was thought that scorpions grew up under pots of basil. in most countries, basil is thought to be a royal herb. “Basil” in Greek, does mean “royal” or “kingly”. This may be because in many regions it was used in perfumes reserved for kings. Basil came to Massachusetts Bay Colony where it was introduced in 1621. From there its cultivation spread through the American Colonies. It has long been used to flavor food in the western world, but was used primarily for its aroma in India.

Basil has a warm, spicy, yet herbal aroma known to enhance memory function while reducing stress and tension. Basil provides restorative benefits to both the mind, and body due to its high linalool content, making it an ideal application for sore muscles, and joints, and to reduce tension when applied to the temples, and back of the neck. Basil is commonly used in cooking. Basil is cooling to the skin, and can be used to soothe minor irritations. When diffused, Basil helps promote clear breathing, and healthy respiratory function while sharpening focus, and lessening stress.

Bugs Dont Bug Me

BeetleTwo years ago, My wife agreed to let our friends come to our home to teach us how to use essential oils. I was very annoyed about this situation after all my parents were using them and I thought if a placebo makes you feel better go for it, but they are not for me.

The big event came. I had the perfect plan, I would stay for a few minutes then go with my daughter to an extra credit High School Activity with her sign language class. We ended up staying for the entire class. I was still skeptical, yet listened politely.

At the end of the class we were all asked if we wanted to have a Zyto Hand Scan to see what essential oils would help us best at that point in time. I put my hand on this big computer mouse looking thing that measured 76 key areas of your body. The number one thing that came up for me was  the repellent blend essential oil which is an insect repellant. The woman helping me understand my Zyto Hand Scan said that is interesting. The only thing I can think of would be is there anything bugging you, and I said “yes I don’t want to be at this class”. Everyone had a good laugh.

My wife Cassie was next to have her hand scanned. What showed up on her scan was very interesting. The number one thing her scan read was that she needed the soothing blend essential oil, an essential oil blend, used in helping soothe and repair injured muscle tissue. Cassie had not mentioned that prior to the class. She had fallen at work, and was in great pain.

Now the big sales pitch! I was not totally convinced the oils would work. Cassie wanted to buy a starter kit, and I thought what a waste of money. She bought a kit. Soon after we bought the repellent blend essential oil knowing we would be enjoying the outdoors for the summer.

The repellent blend essential oil what an amazing product! The first place I had to try this new found bug repellant was camping. I was going on a scout camp where the bugs can be very miserable. The scouts discovered very quickly that they were not getting any bug bites because they were using . I remember going to the opening ceremony that first night not getting one bite while I was watching several boys getting eaten alive.

My son Rick went to Bear Lake with some friends. The bugs were so bad there were big red bite marks where he had been bitten. He came home mid week. Then returning to the lake for the remainder of the week, he asked me “Dad is there anything that will protect me from the bugs” I gave him some repellent blend essential oil. When he came home, he was happy to report not one bug bite the rest of the trip.

The best part about the repellent blend essential oil is you don’t smell like Toxic Waste like you do when you spray the other bug sprays. There are no side effects and no harmful Deet. Remember, I love to share essential oils. The only reason for not requesting a free sample of  the repellent blend essential oil is you like bug bites or you never go outside.